President Bush, craving some of that Texas
homelife, is heading home. The President will be spending the
Easter holiday at his ranch near Crawford Texas, and as a result,
Prohibited Area P-49 heats up and expands through 12:15 p.m.
Monday, April 21.
The current TFR establishes a 30-mile, <18,000-feet msl, TFR
centered around the President's ranch--which means that ALL flights
without special Secret Service clearance are
prohibited within a 10-mile radius of the ranch.
Flights within 10-30 miles must be on an active IFR or VFR
flight plan with a discrete transponder code assigned by
ATC and remain in two-way communications with ATC. Flight training,
practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight, glider
operations, parachute operations, ultralight flights, and hang
gliding within the TFR are prohibited. Killeen Municipal
Airport, which closely borders the TFR, has a special
exemption to allow flight training, traffic pattern
activity and permit normal VFR ingress and egress. Pilots
should always check the NOTAMs prior to takeoff by calling
3/2918.. PART 1 OF 2 FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, TEXAS. PURSUANT TO
TITLE 14 SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS,
AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN 30 NMR BLW 18,000
FEET MSL OF 313445N/973200W OR THE ACT241014.4 FROM 0304161900
(1400 LOCAL 04/16/03) UNTIL 0304211715 (1215 LOCAL 04/21/03),
SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED
BY ATC. I. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITHIN 10 NMR ARE PROHIBITED
EXCEPT AS NOTED IN "III" BELOW OR UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY ATC. II.
WITHIN THE AIRSPACE BETWEEN 10 AND 30 NMR ALL AIRCRAFT SHALL: A) BE
ON AN ACTIVE IFR OR VFR FLIGHT PLAN WITH A DISCRETE CODE ASSIGNED
BY ATC. B) REMAIN IN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH ATC. C)
FLIGHTS WITHIN THIS AREA ARE FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS ONLY; FLIGHT
TRAINING, PRACTICE INSTRUMENT APPROACHES, AEROBATIC FLIGHT, GLIDER
OPERATIONS, PARACHUTE OPERATIONS, ULTRALITE, HANG GLIDING,
AGRICULTURAL/CROP DUSTING, AND ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FLIGHT
OPERATIONS, ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. END PART 1 O F 2 WIE UNTIL UFN
PART 2 OF 2 FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, TEXAS. III. EXCEPTIONS: A)
MILITARY AIRCRAFT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL ARE
EXEMPT FROM THESE PROVISIONS UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1.
MUST BE IN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH ATC AND 2. DISPLAY
ASSIGNED BEACON CODE AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE TFR. 3. AVOID
PROHIBITED AREA 49 UNLESS THEY RECEIVE U.S. SECRET SERVICE
AUTHORIZATION BY CALLING 253-982-4306. B) FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE
AUTHORIZED FOR ALL AIRCRAFT THAT OPERATE WITHIN A 4 NMR OF
310509N/974111W OR THE GRK058007.3 (KILEEN MUNI AIRPORT) EXCLUDING
R6302A/B. NOTE: ALL U.S. SECRET SERVICE CLEARED AIRCRAFT OPERATORS
BASED IN THE AREA SHOULD NOTIFY WACO REGIONAL ATC AND THE U.S.
SECRET SERVICE PRIOR TO THEIR DEPARTURE. END PART 2 OF 2 WIE UNTIL